This week’s giveaway comes courtesy of Forever Romance. I have three sets of HEARTSTRINGS AND DIAMOND RINGS and DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS.

To enter:

Leave a comment on this post telling me which book you would choose. US addresses only, please. Make sure to check to see if your name is chosen.

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Contest runs through 9/25/11 at 5pm cst.

About the books and my reviews:

98570594From the back of the book:


Nikki Hunt thought her night couldn’t get worse when her no-good, cheating ex ditched her at dinner, sticking her with the bill. Then she found his body stuffed in the trunk of her car and lost her two-hundred-dollar meal all over his three-thousand-dollar suit. Now not only is Nikki nearly broke, she’s a murder suspect.

Former cop turned PI, Dallas O’Connor knows what it’s like to be unjustly accused. But one look at the sexy – though skittish – suspect tells him she couldn’t hurt anyone. The lead detective, Dallas’s own brother, has the wrong woman and Dallas hopes a little late-night “undercover” work will help him prove it…

I loved this book. There are several different stories going on here with the Nikki and Dallas being the main couple. I loved all of the layers to the book. The murder investigation is helped along by Dallas’s partner’s, Austin and Tyler. Also investigating is Dallas’s brother, Tony. Tony has his own subplot with his estranged wife. I loved how Tony goes after what he wants, which is in contrast to how Dallas is handling his feelings for Nikki. I felt that these additional plot lines helped make what happens between Nikki and Dallas seem more natural. Plus, the additional characters help add depth to Nikki and Dallas – in the way they interact with others. I loved the ending to this book. It is very romantic. DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS is a fantastic contemporary with memorable characters and a wonderful romance.

the book girl gives DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS a 4/5

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100053576From the back of the book:

He’s the man of her dreams…

In a world full of frogs, Alison Carter is determined to find her prince. Maybe her dating past is more Titanic than Love Boat, but she’s seen enough happy marriages to know that true love is possible. No matter what, she won’t give up on happily-ever-after. If she can’t find Mr. Right, she’ll simply hire someone who can.

She just doesn’t know it yet

When Brandon Scott inherits a successful matchmaking business, he thinks his prayers have been answered. Set up a few lonely ladies, collect the fee, how hard can it be? No one needs to know he’s not really a professional matchmaker – especially not his first client, the beautiful, spirited Alison. Soon he’s falling for her – and her dreams of kids and carpools. But Alison is getting close to figuring out his secret, and if she learns he’s deceived her too, she’ll walk right out the door, taking Brandon’s heart with her.

I enjoyed HEARTSTRINGS AND DIAMOND RINGS, but didn’t love it. Most of my issue with the book is how desperate Alison is to get married. If the story wasn’t so cleverly written and entertaining, I would have put this book down. But the book is cleverly written and entertaining and by the end I had thoroughly enjoyed the romance between Alison and Brandon. There is a lot of charm to this story and readers will like the heart and the fun in the story.

the book girl gives HEARTSTRINGS AND DIAMOND RINGS a 3.5/5

to find the book:


Barnes & Noble


  1. Since I just read DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS then I would choose HEARTSTRINGS AND DIAMOND RINGS. I did enjoy Don’t Mess With Texas, love “Christie’s books.

  2. Hey, y’all! Just dropped by to say hi. If you read Heartstrings and Diamond Rings, be sure to shoot me an email. I love hearing from readers.

    Good luck with the giveaway!

  3. Although they both sound great, I’d choose Don’t Mess with Texas, it sounds like a fun book and I love the cover.

  4. I would pick Heartstrings and Diamond Rings. Jane Graves’ books are always entertaining. Enjoyed Black Ties and Lullabies. Look forward to this new book. Thanks again for the contest!

  5. Having a problem trying to post. Hope this one goes thru.

    I would love to have a copy of Don’t Mess with Texas.

  6. That’s a tough choice, I would love them both but am going to have to go with Don’t Mess With Texas

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